Concise Companions to Literature and Culture: A Concise Companion to Chaucer

Editor/Author Saunders, Corinne
Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Wiley

Single-User Purchase Price: $57.95
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $86.93
ISBN: 978-1-4051-1388-5
Category: Language & Literature - British literature
Image Count: 5
Book Status: Available

This concise companion provides a succinct introduction to Chaucer’s major works, the contexts in which he wrote, and to medieval thought more generally. - Opens with a general introductory section discussing London life and politics, books and authority, manuscripts and readers. - Subsequent sections focus on Chaucer’s major works – the dream visions, Troilus and Criseyde and The Canterbury Tales. - Essays highlight the key religious, political and intellectual contexts for each major work. - Also covers important general topics, including: medieval literary genres; dream theory; the Church; gender and sexuality; and reading Chaucer aloud. - Designed so that each contextual essay can be read alongside one of Chaucer’s major works.

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